Archive: “bj Penn”

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

Jun 30, 2014 8:05 am

Machida: Distance and technique will beat Weidman

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida believes that distance and technique will be the two key factors in defeating Chris Weidman at next weekend’s UFC 175 event in Las Vegas. The statement was made by “The Dragon” in a recent interview with MMAFighting.com as transcribed by Dave Doyle: “Distance and technique. It frustrates a lot...

Jun 27, 2014 6:57 pm

Top Ultimate Fighter Moments

The first five seasons of The Ultimate Fighter produced some classic and memorable moments. Check out the top 8 moments of the 25 highlighted in the Best of The Ultimate Fighter.

Jun 26, 2014 7:05 pm

New BJ Penn-RVCA Feature: ‘Return of the Prodigy’

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight world champion and RVCA Advocate BJ Penn talks about his upcoming fight with Frankie Edgar for the TUF 19 Finale event on July 6th. Shot and Edited by Change for Balance. Song Blues Festival by Sic Alps.

Jun 25, 2014 6:43 am

Edgar: ‘I’m supposed to win, but it’s still BJ Penn’

“It’s been a year (since last fight), so that alone gets the juices flowing. But I just don’t want to lose the third time out. The first two times, I wasn’t supposed to win. Now I’m supposed to win and I definitely don’t want to lose now.” “I think he knows this is his last...

Jun 24, 2014 5:03 am

Frankie Edgar: Failing To Make TUF 5 Was A Blessing

Frankie Edgar joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his hopes for another crack at Jose Aldo’s title, how failing to make TUF 5 was a blessing, and his upcoming match with B.J. Penn on July 6th. “It’s been a year, that’s enough to get the juices flowing. I don’t want to lose...

Jun 21, 2014 8:08 pm

BJ Penn Opens As Betting Underdog To Frankie Edgar

For the first time in this duo’s trilogy, Frankie Edgar is the odd’s makers pick to win against BJ Penn. The two former champs first squared off at UFC 112 back in 2010. Frankie Edgar earned a controversial decision over Penn to become the UFC’s new lightweight champion. Some called it a robbery, others a...

Jun 19, 2014 4:00 pm

‘Mana: BJ Penn’ Documentary Airs Tonight On FOX Sports 1

A documentary featuring BJ Penn’s journey will debut on FOX Sports 1 this Sunday. The special UFC Presents episode will document the life of former welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn. The episode will feature Penn from the start of his MMA career to present time and what life’s like outside of the octagon as...

Jun 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Dana White Calls ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Worst Season Ever

“[TUF 19] was without a doubt the worst season and the least motivated the fighters have ever been. But I can say this, at least the fights pick up at the end.” “You can’t blame the coaches, you can’t blame this or that; you blame the guys and how bad they really wanted it. That’s...

Jun 5, 2014 12:40 pm

Robert Drysdale To Make UFC Debut At ‘TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar’

Next month, the ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Finale event goes down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In new news, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Robert Drysdale will make his long-awaited Octagon Debut at the event against fellow UFC newcomer, Keith Berish. The ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar...

Jun 4, 2014 9:55 am

PHOTO | BJ Penn Brings In Dominick Cruz In Prep For Edgar Bout

With his return to Mixed Martial Arts action just around the corner, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has brought in, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, to help him prepare for his July 6 bout against Frankie Edgar. ‘Dom’ took to twitter with the following endorsement: Why come to Hilo to vacation, when u can fight...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

May 28, 2014 12:50 pm

Edgar Motivated To Close The Book on Penn For Good

“He’s gunning for me, so that kind of gives me some motivation. You better believe I don’t want to lose a third time around. I’m motivated to go in there, get the job done, and close this book for good.” “I get it, he’s a competitive person. I guess those two wins are still haunting...

May 24, 2014 6:51 am

BJ Penn: ‘Just remember me, I was here.’

  The UFC held a special press conference featuring fighters from UFC 175 and TUF 19. The media and some fans had the opportunity to asks the likes of Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva, Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey, Alexis Davis, Lyoto Machida and BJ Penn questions. During the press conference Penn answered questions ranging from his...

May 23, 2014 7:56 pm

BJ Penn On The Cover Of UFC Magazine

BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has returned to the cover of UFC Magazine. We last saw Penn on the Cover of UFC Magazine Australia in September of 2011. ‘The Prodigy’ his faces career nemesis Frankie Edgar on July 7th this year. By fight night he will have been 19-months removed from active competition.

May 22, 2014 8:28 pm

Dana White: ‘There Isn’t Much I Would ‘Say No’ To BJ Penn About’

“BJ’s a unique guy. Always has been. He’s literally been a staple in this company since the day we bought this company. He was one of the first guys that Lorenzo and I decided to bring in as a fighter. I’ve had my moments with BJ. BJ’s a nutty-guy. But unlike the other guys I’ve...

May 22, 2014 9:50 am

White Credits TUF 19 Judging Fiasco For Positive Change In The NSAC

“After that moment on The Ultimate Fighter I think it created change. Finally, everything that I’ve been crying about and yelling about and screaming about finally came to a head in this episode of The Ultimate Fighter. I think that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has done a great job fixing the problem and moving...